SHU Bowling Wins FDU Jamboree Championship

SHU Bowling Wins FDU Jamboree Championship

STRATFORD, N.J. – The Sacred Heart Bowling team concluded a dominant weekend by winning the championship of the FDU Jamboree Sunday.

The Pioneers went 10-0 in match play over Friday and Saturday, earning them the #2 seed in Sunday's championship bracket based on total pinfall. SHU opened play Sunday against top-seed Fairleigh Dickinson. After taking the first game 188-170, SHU dropped the next two games to the Knights. SHU posted its highest game of the tournament in game four, winning it with a 279 to tie the match 2-2. The Pioneers did not break 200 in games five or six as FDU took the match 4-2. Amanda Nardiello had a strike in 16 of 17 frames to open the day.

SHU rebounded from the loss to FDU with a 4-1 win over Monmouth, advancing to the championship match. After splitting the first two games, the Pioneers won game three by 50 pins 212-162 to go up 3-1. SHU won game four 169-153, and clinched the match with a 175-155 win in game five. Nardiello filled all six of her frames against the Hawks, averaging 20.5 pins per frame. Julia Favata came off the bench and had four of six strikes. 

In the championship match, the Pioneers had a rematch against the FDU Knights. SHU won the first two games of the best-of-seven by scores of 203-178 and 222-213. The Knights won game three 216-215, but the Pioneers took a 3-1 lead in the match with a 211-147 game four victory. SHU only mustered 141 pins in game five, allowing FDU to cut the deficit to 3-2. The Pioneers bounced back by marking in each frame in game six to put together a convincing 223-177 win to take the match 4-2.


Day 1

SHU won all five of its baker matches on Friday.


Match 1: SHU 866, Morgan State 853

- Lineup: Tori Boughton, Casey Smith, Rachel Bamford, Julia Favata, Amanda Nardiello

- After opening 10 frames in the first two games, SHU posted scores of 194, 203, and 196 to get past Morgan State

- Bamford filled nine of her 10 frames, and Nardiello shot 192 for her 10 frames.


Match 2: SHU 1,073, Monmouth 966

- Lineup: Casey Smith, Rachel Bamford, Tori Boughton, Julia Favata, Amanda Nardiello

- The Pioneers went over 200 in all five games (210, 246, 200, 214, 212).

- Smith filled all 10 frames for a score of 247.

- Nardiello had 19 strikes in 24 shots from the anchor position for 227.

- Boughton had 225 over 10 frames.


Match 3: SHU 956, Kutztown 934

- Lineup: Sarah Morris, Rachel Bamford, Casey Smith, Tori Boughton, Amanda Nardiello

- SHU posted scores of 191, 202, and 226 in the first three games.

- Morris had a 265 off the bench, tossing eight of 10 strikes


Match 4: SHU 975, Caldwell 927

- Lineup: Casey Smith, Tori Boughton, Dominique Newton, Sarah Morris, Amanda Nardiello

- After starting the match with a 169, the Pioneers posted a 234, 189, 203, and 180.

- Morris had seven of 10 strikes for a 221. Nardiello threw 212 for her 10 frames.


Match 5: SHU 1,058, LIU Brooklyn 953

- Lineup: Casey Smith, Tori Boughton, Dominique Newton, Sarah Morris, Amanda Nardiello

- The Pioneers posted their high baker game of the day against the Blackbirds with a 257.

- Boughton and Morris both filled all 10 of their frames for 215 games.


Day 2

SHU went 5-0 for the second straight day. Bamford led the team with a 231.1 average on Saturday, followed by Julia Favata's 202.4 average.


Match 6; SHU 1,020, St. Francis Brooklyn 908

- Lineup: Smith, Boughton, Newton, Morris, Nardiello

- Morris threw a 253 game, filling all 10 frames.


Match 7: SHU 956, Bethune-Cookman 705

- Lineup: Smith, Boughton, Newton, Morris, Nardiello

- Smith led the Pioneers with a 222 game from the leadoff spot, throwing a 222 game.


Match 8: SHU 946, Wilmington 767

- Lineup: Smith, Bougton, Newton, Morris, Nardiello

- Morris (222) and Nardiello (202) both went over 200.


Match 9: SHU 987, Adelphi 965

- Lineup: Boughton, Favata, Bamford, Morris, Nardiello

- Favata (227) and Bamford (213) both filled all 10 frames.


Match 10: SHU 897, FDU 890

- Lineup: Boughton, Favata, Bamford, Morris, Nardiello

- Bamford threw a 240 game, including seven straight strikes to give SHU a lead going into the last two frames of the match.


The Pioneers head to the Midwest next weekend for the Warhawk Classic, hosted by Wisconsin-Whitewater Nov. 10-12.